About

Tsering Yangzom Lama is a New York-based Tibetan writer who was born in Kathmandu and grew up in Vancouver. She is completing her first novel, BEND YOU TO REMAIN.

Tsering’s writing has been supported by grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. In recent years, she has been a resident at the Banff Center for Arts and Creativity, Hedgebrook, Lillian E. Smith Center, Omi Writers International, Catwalk Institute, WildAcres, and Playa Summerlake. She was selected as a 2018 Tin House Novel Scholar.

Tsering’s work has appeared in journals and magazines such as The Malahat Review, Grain, Vela, LaLit, and Himal SouthAsian, as well as the anthologies Old Demons New Deities: 21 Short Stories from Tibet; House of Snow: An Anthology of the Greatest Writing About Nepal; and Brave New Play Rites. She is also a co-founder of Lhakardiaries, the leading English-language blog among Tibetan youth in exile.

Tsering earned an MFA in writing from Columbia, where she was a TOMS Fellow, a Writing Fellow, and a Teaching Fellow. She did her undergraduate work at the University of British Columbia in Creative Writing and International Relations.

Tsering works as a Storytelling Advisor at Greenpeace International. Before coming to Greenpeace, she taught in the English departments of Yeshiva University and Columbia University.

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